A Foundation

for the Future.

• Dual language program

• Foundational skills for reading

• Oral language development

• Social interaction

• iPad checkout available

• Develops kindergarten readiness skills


Pre-K Registration Now Open For The Upcoming 2020-2021 School Year.


Children eligible for enrollment in free Pre-K must be at least 4 years of age on or before September 1
and  meet at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Be educationally/economically disadvantaged (eligible for free/reduced lunch program)
  • Be unable to speak and/or comprehend the English language (an oral exam will need to be scheduled)
  • Be homeless, as defined by 42 U.S.C. Section 11302
  • Be the child of an active duty member of the armed forces of the United States
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • Be the child of a member of the armed forces of the United States who was injured or killed while serving on active duty
  • Currently or ever have been in the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Children of a person eligible for the Star of Texas Award as a peace officer under Section 3106.002, Government Code; a firefighter under Section 3106.003, Government Code; an emergency medical first responder under Section 3106.004, Government Code


According to a study published by Raise Your Hand Texas – an advocacy group for public education in Texas – children who attend any type of preschool program were more likely to be ready (54 percent ready) for kindergarten than children who had not attended preschool (38 percent ready). High-quality pre-K programs, the study said, can lead to significant and sustained gains for young children.

When you walk into a pre-K classroom at any Del Valle ISD school, you are going to find busy little people. And what exactly are they doing and learning?

  • Playing in engaging centers that include math, science, reading, language arts, fine arts and home play
  • Learning to recognize numbers and shapes and learning to count
  • Learning the alphabet and phonics to increase oral language, communication and vocabulary
  • Mastering letter recognition and working on written expression
  • Pretending to cook and playing with play dough
  • Spending one-on-one time with the teacher
  • Enjoying recess and outside time with friends
  • Exploring in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) lab
  • Learning during calendar and weather time
  • Singing, listening to music, and doing drama and plays
  • Exercising with music
  • Exploring in outdoor learning environments
  • Creating through art, such as coloring, painting and more
  • Learning to use scissors and how to hold a pencil
  • Beginning writing
  • Learning how to use technology


Del Valle ISD follows the Texas Education Agency’s Pre-K Guidelines. Our comprehensive early childhood instructional model integrates instruction across developmental domains and early learning disciplines. Del Valle ISD’s high-quality Pre-K instructional framework inspires curiosity, builds confidence and kindergarten readiness. Our early childhood certified teachers are committed to providing daily meaningful learning experiences to all students, opportunities for active exploration through thoughtfully planned activities, and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all learners including English Language Learners and children with special needs. Students will have fun while developing the following skills:

  1. Social and Emotional Development
  2. Language and Communication
  3. Emergent Literacy Reading
  4. Emergent Literacy Writing
  5. Mathematics
  6. Science
  7. Social Studies
  8. Fine Arts
  9. Physical Development and Health
  10. Technology

To learn more about the Pre-K guidelines visit the Texas Education Agency’s Pre-K website.

Questions about PRE-K?

Literacy Coordinator